The world of basketball sneakers is about to witness a nostalgic revival with the release of the Nike KD 3 “Easy Money.” Named after Kevin Durant’s moniker, “Easy Money,” this special edition colorway pays homage to Durant’s early career with the Oklahoma City Thunder and his reputation as an “Easy Money Sniper” on the court.
The Nike KD 3 “Easy Money” showcases a color scheme inspired by the OKC Thunder, featuring Light Silver, Blue Jay, Steam, Mineral Spruce, and Metallic Copper. The Silver base is adorned with a repeating “100” pattern inside the Blue Swooshes, symbolizing Durant’s “Easy Money” nickname. The design is completed with contrasting Metallic Copper accents and a glow-in-the-dark rubber outsole.
The shoe’s design also takes inspiration from Durant’s days in Oklahoma City, pairing the hues with the tint of a dollar bill. The “Light Silver” tumbled leather upper is complemented by darkened “Mineral Spruce” contrasts, filling the mesh mid-foot window and Flywire of the forefoot. The KD dial logo on the tongue and game controller buttons on the heel illuminate in “Metallic Copper,” adding a lively contrast to the circa 2011 model.
Kevin Durant, the 2007 NBA draft’s second overall pick, started his career with the Seattle SuperSonics before moving to Oklahoma City. During his time with the Thunder, he earned the nickname “Easy Money,” playing alongside stars like Russell Westbrook and James Harden. The “Easy Money” moniker first appeared on a Nike KD 7 in 2014 and now finds its unique composition atop the Zoom cushioned solution. The insoles craft Durant’s face into a stream of faux $35 dollar bills, adding a personalized touch to the design.
NIKE KD 3 “EASY MONEY” RELEASE INFO
The Nike KD 3 “Easy Money” is set to hit the shelves on August 30th, 2023, at selected Nike Basketball retailers and Nike.com. With a retail price of $130, this sneaker offers fans a chance to own a piece of Durant’s early career and the Thunder’s legacy. Continue reading below for official images, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for all the latest sneaker news and updates.
Nike KD 3 “Easy Money”
Color: Light Silver/Blue Jay-Steam-Mineral Spruce-Metallic Copper
Style Code: FJ0980-001
Release Date: August 30, 2023